Hirsch, a security systems manufacturer and a business unit of Identive Group, Inc. has confirmed the award of a $3 million order from the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS), which encompasses a base year plus four option-years.
The order covers application software support and maintenance services for the IRS Enterprise Physical Access Control System (ePACS) being supplied by Hirsch, currently being deployed at all IRS facilities. The award follows an initial order announced in December 2010 and is associated with a multi-year project to install Hirsch security systems at several hundred IRS buildings nationwide. Notice of the award was first made public by the General Services Administration pursuant to Federal disclosure regulations.
“The scope and duration of this nationwide program reflects the long-term commitment between HIRSCH and the IRS,” stated Lars Suneborn, director of Hirsch’s Government Program Group. “Our support and maintenance service contract ensures consistency in software support, documentation and system lifecycle activities for many years.”
For the IRS ePACs project, Hirsch will provide card access readers, access control panels, intrusion detection devices, video surveillance equipment and professional services. The system features include encryption of data at rest, in transit and in use; remote web access system administration; and a fully redundant immediate fail-over server environment.